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CU Boulder postdocs and faculty mentors honored during National Postdoctoral Appreciation Week

Sept. 17, 2021

This year’s Outstanding Postdoc Awards, reserved for postdocs excelling in research productivity, innovation, communication and leadership, are awarded to Drs. Constance Crozier (Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering) and Omkar Supekar (Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering). Crozier was nominated by Kyri Baker, assistant professor of civil, environmental & architectural engineering, who...

Paul Chinowsky

Chinowsky speaks to NBC News about I-70 Mudslides

Sept. 14, 2021

The flash flood roared down Glenwood Canyon with such force that it changed the course of the Colorado River. Torrents of mud, boulders as big as cars and toppled trees plunged down towering walls of rock carved over millennia. When it was over, the July 29 mudslide left a gaping...

Keith Porter

Keith Porter featured in Wired: Fleeing Disaster Is Hard. Climate Change Is Making It Harder

Sept. 2, 2021

In Louisiana, Hurricane Ida made landfall on Sunday, devastating communities with 150-mile-per-hour winds and towering storm surges. And in California, the Caldor Fire, which has burned 320 square miles and destroyed over 700 structures, rapidly advanced toward South Lake Tahoe on Monday. In a scene eerily reminiscent of the chaotic...

John Crimaldi

Buff Innovator Insights Podcast with Professor John Crimaldi

Sept. 2, 2021

In this episode, we’ll meet Dr. John Crimaldi, a professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. We’ll learn about his early fascination with sailing and how it set the course for his lifelong interest in fluid mechanics. As the Network Lead for the ambitious Odor2Action project, he...

Students visit mining operations in Craig, Colorado.

Students combine science and policy in summer fellowship program

Aug. 31, 2021

Six students from CU Boulder got a peek at the policymaking process this summer as participants in the Colorado Science and Engineering Policy Fellowship program. Rachel Bowyer, Christine Chang, Ryan Gomez, Briar Goldwyn, Carolyn Goodwin and Tehya Stockman joined a dozen STEM students from other Colorado colleges and universities for...

Jay Arehart

Bloomberg: The Best Cities for Low Carbon Emissions Aren’t the Tallest

Aug. 30, 2021

As the world continues to urbanize, cities are reaching new heights every year. The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, for example, built 14 new skyscrapers in 2018 alone. The pursuit of such lofty living spaces follows the conventional thinking that it’s more sustainable for growing cities to build up than...

Wangda Zuo

Zuo an International Building Performance Simulation Association Fellow

Aug. 26, 2021

Associate Professor Wangda Zuo has been elected a fellow of the International Building Performance Simulation Association. IBPSA is a non-profit international society of building performance simulation researchers, developers and practitioners dedicated to improving the built environment. Zuo is a leading researcher in building system modeling and indoor environmental modeling. He...

Keith Molenaar

First Generation Stories: Keith Molenaar

Aug. 26, 2021

Keith Molenaar is a first-generation college graduate, meaning he was the first in his family to complete a four-year degree. He is also the K. Stanton Lewis Professor of Construction Engineering and Management in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and the acting dean of the College of...

Mija Hubler

Carbon capture DOE-funded projects may lead to more durable concrete materials

Aug. 25, 2021

Assistant Professor Mija Hubler and Melvin E. and Virginia M. Clark Professor Al Weimer are collaborating on linked Department of Energy-funded projects to capture and repurpose carbon products from fuel sources into materials for concrete bricks. They hope to reduce pollution while also making stronger, more resilient building materials that...

Joelle Westcott

Student researching ways to improve soil stability in earthquakes

Aug. 24, 2021

Joelle Westcott is using high-speed centrifuges to study soil during earthquakes. A rising senior in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, Westcott has landed a major honor from the U.S. Department of Defense: a SMART Scholarship. The federal program provides awardees with...

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